Adebayor is available and could be signed outside of the transfer window.
Adebayor's availability as a free agent has been noted by those at Stamford Bridge who would look to sign him on a short-term deal if they fail to land any of their other targets before the end of the transfer window, as interim manager Guus Hiddink has said the current Premier League champions are short of firepower.
Currently, the side is relying on the exploits of Diego Costa who has only found some good form this season under Hiddink, while both Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao have been struggling with injuries.
If Chelsea were to sign Adebayor, they would at least be signing a player that has a proven goalscoring record in the Premier League at three different clubs, but the question of his attitude would remain as he tends to show good form in patches, and the lack of match practice as he reportedly turned down a move to Aston Villa earlier on in the season.
It would take a little while for the 31-year-old to get up to speed and one would have to question just how much of an impact he would have on the Blues this season compared to other strikers mentioned who have all had more match practice - some more regularly than others.